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Tracing Your Oxfordshire Ancestors (Kindle)

A Guide for Family & Local Historians

Local History Family History By Region

By Nicola Lisle
Imprint: Pen & Sword Family History
Series: Tracing Your Ancestors
File Size: 29.3 MB (.mobi)
Illustrations: 36
ISBN: 9781526723970
eBook Released: 10th June 2019

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Oxfordshire has a proud history as an agricultural county, relying for centuries on the wool trade for its prosperity. It is also famous for the founding of Oxford University in the eleventh century and for the Morris Motors car factory established in Oxford in 1912. The county is richly endowed with churches, museums, stately homes, industrial heritage sites and other places of interest, all offering a fascinating insight into its past and its present.

In this informative and practical guide, Nicola Lisle explores Oxfordshire’s diverse history, including its industries and occupations, education, religion, transport, law and order, health services, leisure pursuits and the impact of both world wars. Each chapter includes details of relevant archives, libraries, online resources, further reading and places to visit, together with case studies and research tips.

This is an essential handbook for anyone with an interest in Oxfordshire local and family history, and is suitable both for beginners and for more experienced researchers.

"The collection of illustrations included in the book is very enjoyable and adds further insight into the topics dealt with in each of the chapters."

Review by

Society of Genealogists

Overall, this is a practical and useful introduction for anyone researching this historic county.

WDYTYA? February 2019 – reviewed by Antony Marr

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BBC Radio Oxford with presenter Lilley Mitchell, 14th January 2019

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About Nicola Lisle

Nicola Lisle is a freelance journalist and author specialising in history and the arts. She has written numerous articles for family history magazines, including Who Do You Think You Are?, Your Family History and Discover Your Ancestors, and was a regular contributor to Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine for many years. She is the author of Tracing Your Family History Made Easy (Which? Books, 2011) and Tracing Your Oxfordshire Ancestors (Pen & Sword, 2018).

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